digplanet beta 1: Athena
Share digplanet:


Applied sciences






















Automobile coat made out of raccoon fur (1906, U.S.)

Raccoon coats were a fad in the United States during the 1920s, particularly with (male) college students in the middle and later years of the decade. They are full-length fur coats. They became popular due to the stories of Davy Crockett and popular artist James Van Der Zee.[1] George Olsen and His Music released a recording highlighting the fad in 1928, titled "Doin' the Raccoon", with the lyrics:

From every college campus comes the cheer: oy-yoy!
The season for the raccoon coat is here, my boy!
Rough guys, tough guys, men of dignity,
Join the raccoon coat fraternity, soon,
To do the raccoon!

A few months after Olsen's recording hit the air, the November 16, 1929 issue of The Saturday Evening Post featured an Alan Foster illustration of several college men wearing raccoon coats.[2] The raccoon coat (many times accompanied with a straw boater, wingtip spectator oxfords, and either a saxophone or a ukelele) has been referenced numerous times in movies and television, both as a symbol of the Jazz Age and as a cliché motif of collegiate enthusiasm.

See also[edit]


External links[edit]

Original courtesy of Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raccoon_coat — Please support Wikipedia.
This page uses Creative Commons Licensed content from Wikipedia. A portion of the proceeds from advertising on Digplanet goes to supporting Wikipedia.
20004 videos foundNext > 

New raccoon fur coat

I got a new raccoon fur coat in the mail from a special friend! How lovely and decadent! I open the box and try it on and model it. I love furs in almost any...

Rudy Vallee & The Yale Men - Doin' The Racoon 1928

10-10-1928 NYC - Velvet Tone 1759-V Rudy Vallee & The Yale Men - Connecticut Yankees This Was A Huge College Dance Song During The Roaring 20's. Raccoon coat...

Miss Larissa - Glorious Finn Raccoon

Miss Larissa shows off her new full length Raccoon Fur coat.

Burns and Allen: Raccoon Coat Story

[s4e7]Blanche tries to get rid of Harry's Raccoon coat by hiding it at the Burnses' house. Gracie gives it to the gardener. Guests Elvia Allman, Lester Matth...

Nice Raccoon Coat

Fur Coat Model.

Raccoon coat

Raccoon coat.

Tanuki raccoon coat - www.dayfursinc.com

See this and many more great product here http://shop.dayfursinc.com/ This Tanuki raccoon coat is brought to you by www.dayfursinc.com.

Raccoon are Skinned Alive in China (fur coat)

Each year 40 millions of animals are skinned off alive for fur coat in china fox, rabbit, mink, raccoon, otters, sable, seals, cats, dogs, and coyotes.

Raccoon Coat and Color in Early Spring

G Ross Lord park ,

finnish raccoon fur coat

A sweet Raccoon coat.

20004 videos foundNext > 

2 news items

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Fri, 25 Jul 2014 20:56:15 -0700

So you've inherited your mother'‍s mink stole, your grandmother's raccoon coat or the fox fur collar worn decades ago by an elderly aunt. If you'‍re an animal lover who wouldn'‍t be caught dead wearing the pelt of a dead animal, what are you going to do?
The Oshkosh Northwestern
Tue, 08 Jul 2014 15:07:30 -0700

On this day in 1895, Oscar Wilde skipped the opening performance of “The Importance of Being Earnest” in order to take his raccoon coat on a date. Wilde, noted for his coat fetishes (he once said, “With an evening coat and a white tie, . . . anybody ...

Oops, we seem to be having trouble contacting Twitter

Talk About Raccoon coat

You can talk about Raccoon coat with people all over the world in our discussions.

Support Wikipedia

A portion of the proceeds from advertising on Digplanet goes to supporting Wikipedia. Please add your support for Wikipedia!